Michael Schumacher marked the end of his era in the last race in 2012 and with
91 Wins – 155 Podiums – 68 Poles – 77 Fastest Laps – 7 World Titles awesome.
2012: final season
he became the oldest driver to achieve a podium since Jack Brabham’s second-place finish at the 1970 British Grand Prix. Further records were set by Schumacher in Germany, where he set the fastest lap in a Grand Prix for the 77th time in his career, and in Belgium where he became the second driver in history to race in 300 Grands Prix.
Schumacher’s indecision over his future plans in F1 led to him being replaced by Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for the 2013 season. In October 2012, Schumacher announced he would retire for a second time at the conclusion of the season.
The following week he was quoted as saying: “There were times in the past few months in which I didn’t want to deal with Formula One or prepare for the next Grand Prix.
The season and his 21-year F1 career concluded with the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, in which Schumacher finished seventh. He placed 13th in the 2012 Drivers’ Championship.